Crime and Justice

Handgun Ban is Supported by Majority of Canadians [Nanos/ CTV]

Almost half of Canadians fully support (48%) a total ban on handgun ownership by anyone other than police/ security professionals according to a recent...

Sex Worker Not Viewed as Good Job | Recent Poll

Not surprisingly Ontarians think that prostitution is harmful to women and girls. As such they would not support prostitution as a a career for...

Jury Reform — Juries Should Reflect the Whole Community [Angus Reid Institute]

Inevitably race was going to be raised as a factor in the justice system when Gerald Stanley was found innocent of the death of...

Too Soft! Confidence in Courts Wanes Slightly from 2016

It is a stark number - 62% of Canadians think that the justice system is too soft in dealing with people who have broken...

[CORA Archive] Waning support for capital punishment

Capital punishment has not been a feature of the Canadian justice system for some time. A a moratorium was instituted in 1967 and the...

Getting High — the Growing Support for Legalizing Marijuana

The Government of Canada is not out of touch with Canadians when it comes to legalizing marijuana. In fact, a majority of Canadians have...

Canadians don’t feel any less safe in public spaces compared with 2016 [Ipsos, Global News]

It would take too long to list the extensive number of attacks on innocent people at public places in 2017 -- Manchester, Barcelona, Las...

Prostitution: A Tale of Permissiveness or Understanding

When Canadians were asked about prostitution 17 years ago, the clear position of a majority was that prostitution should be illegal. Notably, this position...

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Fear is a powerful motivator. Maybe the most powerful. For a number of reasons, the Coronavirus (Covid-19)...

The Robots are Coming, the Robots are Coming

We are well down the path towards machine’s replacing human work. The robots are coming. In fact,...

Culture Change: Public Reactions to 20 Years of Change

A lot of culture change has occurred in the past 20 years. Last year, the Pew Research...

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